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The Healing Power of Play: Working with Abused Children / Edition 1
     

The Healing Power of Play: Working with Abused Children / Edition 1

by Eliana Gil, Gil
 

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ISBN-10: 0898624673

ISBN-13: 9780898624670

Pub. Date: 03/28/1991

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.


This book describes how therapists can both facilitate constructive play therapy and intervene in posttraumatic play to help children who have been traumatized by abuse or neglect achieve a positive resolution. Traditional techniques of play therapy are reviewed for their application to this population. Throughout, numerous therapeutic aids are described to

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This book describes how therapists can both facilitate constructive play therapy and intervene in posttraumatic play to help children who have been traumatized by abuse or neglect achieve a positive resolution. Traditional techniques of play therapy are reviewed for their application to this population. Throughout, numerous therapeutic aids are described to enhance the child's capacity to communicate verbally or symbolically. To help clinicians translate theory into daily practice, the book presents six detailed clinical vignettes that offer step-by-step guidelines for assessment and intervention in different situations of abuse or neglect.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898624670
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
666,563
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


* The Abused Child: Treatment Issues.
* The Child Therapies: Application in Work with Abused Children.
* The Treatment of Abused Children.
CLINICAL EXAMPLES.
* Leroy: A Child Traumatized by Severe Parental Neglect.
* Johnny: A Child Traumatized by Sexual Abuse.
* Antony: A Child with Multiple Traumas.
* Gaby: A Child Traumatized by a Single Episode of Sexual Abuse.
* Laurie: A Neglected Child Traumatized by a Hospitalization.
* Sharlene: A Child Traumatized by Chronic Sexual Abuse.
* Special Issues.

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